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FS41: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Le Roy, Paris, A French Ormolu Mantel Clock

Auction Lot FS41/888

Le Roy, Paris, a French ormolu mantel clock the eight-day duration movement having a silk-suspension to the pendulum and striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped with name Le Roy et Fils, Hgers du Roi, Paris, No 1484, the round silvered dial having engine-turned decoration to the centre, black Roman numerals and blued steel moon hands, the gilded ormolu case having acanthus leaf decoration to the base, with a female figure in 19th century dress seated above leaning across on a cushion with a lute to the side, the whole standing on decorative ormolu floral scroll feet, height 57cm * Biography Le Roy et Fils were established by Basile Charles Le Roy in 1785 and were well known and fine makers of clocks Basile Charles Le Roy was the Master Clockmaker to Napoleon & along with his son Charles-Louis were clockmaker's to the Princess Pauline and the Duke de Bourbon. Examples of their work are in all the major collections as well as the Ministere de la Guerre, Paris. The Maison de Le Roy was founded in 1785 at Palais Royal & continued until the death of Charles at Versailles in 1865. They took on premises at 13-15 Galerie Montpensier, Palais Royal, Paris when the Duc d'Orleans opened the Palais Royal gardens for both the trade and public's use with many prestigious shops opening under the arcaded walkways. From 1885 their London retail outlet was at 57 Bond Street having moved from Regent Street.

Le Roy, Paris, A French Ormolu Mantel Clock (FS41/888) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 29th January 2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Le Roy, Paris, a French ormolu mantel clock the eight-day duration movement having a silk-suspension to the pendulum and striking the hours and half-hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the backplate stamped with name Le Roy et Fils, Hgers du Roi, Paris, No 1484, the round silvered dial having engine-turned decoration to the centre, black Roman numerals and blued steel moon hands, the gilded ormolu case having acanthus leaf decoration to the base, with a female figure in 19th century dress seated above leaning across on a cushion with a lute to the side, the whole standing on decorative ormolu floral scroll feet, height 57cm * Biography Le Roy et Fils were established by Basile Charles Le Roy in 1785 and were well known and fine makers of clocks Basile Charles Le Roy was the Master Clockmaker to Napoleon & along with his son Charles-Louis were clockmaker's to the Princess Pauline and the Duke de Bourbon. Examples of their work are in all the major collections as well as the Ministere de la Guerre, Paris. The Maison de Le Roy was founded in 1785 at Palais Royal & continued until the death of Charles at Versailles in 1865. They took on premises at 13-15 Galerie Montpensier, Palais Royal, Paris when the Duc d'Orleans opened the Palais Royal gardens for both the trade and public's use with many prestigious shops opening under the arcaded walkways. From 1885 their London retail outlet was at 57 Bond Street having moved from Regent Street.

Price Realised

£780

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Mantel Clocks

Sale Information

FS41: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Wednesday, 30th January 2019

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 30th January 2019 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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